SAD (31-40)

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.  


YUSUFALI: Behold, there were brought before him, at eventide coursers of the highest breeding, and swift of foot;
PICKTHAL: When there were shown to him at eventide lightfooted coursers
SHAKIR: When there were brought to him in the evening (horses) still when standing, swift when running--


YUSUFALI: And he said, "Truly do I love the love of good, with a view to the glory of my Lord,"- until (the sun) was hidden in the veil (of night):
PICKTHAL: And he said: Lo! I have preferred the good things (of the world) to the remembrance of my Lord; till they were taken out of sight behind the curtain.
SHAKIR: Then he said: Surely I preferred the good things to the remembrance of my Lord-- until the sun set and time for Asr prayer was over, (he said):


YUSUFALI: "Bring them back to me." then began he to pass his hand over (their) legs and their necks.
PICKTHAL: (Then he said): Bring them back to me, and fell to slashing (with his sword their) legs and necks.
SHAKIR: Bring them back to me; so he began to slash (their) legs and necks.


YUSUFALI: And We did try Solomon: We placed on his throne a body (without life); but he did turn (to Us in true devotion):
PICKTHAL: And verily We tried Solomon, and set upon his throne a (mere) body. Then did he repent.
SHAKIR: And certainly We tried Sulaiman, and We put on his throne a (mere) body, so he turned (to Allah).


YUSUFALI: He said, "O my Lord! Forgive me, and grant me a kingdom which, (it may be), suits not another after me: for Thou art the Grantor of Bounties (without measure).
PICKTHAL: He said: My Lord! Forgive me and bestow on me sovereignty such as shall not belong to any after me. Lo! Thou art the Bestower.
SHAKIR: He said: My Lord! do Thou forgive me and grant me a kingdom which is not fit for (being inherited by) anyone after me;


YUSUFALI: Then We subjected the wind to his power, to flow gently to his order, Whithersoever he willed,-
PICKTHAL: So We made the wind subservient unto him, setting fair by his command whithersoever he intended.
SHAKIR: Then We made the wind subservient to him; it made his command to run gently wherever he desired,


YUSUFALI: As also the evil ones, (including) every kind of builder and diver,-
PICKTHAL: And the unruly, every builder and diver (made We subservient),
SHAKIR: And the shaitans, every builder and diver,


YUSUFALI: As also others bound together in fetters.
PICKTHAL: And others linked together in chains,
SHAKIR: And others fettered in chains.


YUSUFALI: "Such are Our Bounties: whether thou bestow them (on others) or withhold them, no account will be asked."
PICKTHAL: (Saying): This is Our gift, so bestow thou, or withhold, without reckoning.
SHAKIR: This is Our free gift, therefore give freely or withhold, without reckoning.


YUSUFALI: And he enjoyed, indeed, a Near Approach to Us, and a beautiful Place of (Final) Return.
PICKTHAL: And lo! he hath favour with Us, and a happy journey's end.
SHAKIR: And most surely he had a nearness to Us and an excellent resort.